Modern French in Rouen

Le P’tit Bec

The down-to-earth menu is stuffed with gratins (cheese-topped dishes), salads, œufs cocottes (eggs with grated cheese baked in cream) and homemade pastries.
Gastronomic in Rouen

Les Nymphéas

With its formal tables arrayed under 16th-century beams, Les Nymphéas has long been a top address for fine dining. Young chef Alexandre Dessaux serves up French cuisine that manages to be both traditional and creati…
Bistro in Rouen

Gill Côté Bistro

Sleek contemporary design, traditional French and Lyonnaise cuisine, and first-rate wines by the glass are featured at this popular bistro, under the tutelage of renowned chef Gilles Tournadre. On warm days, the out…
Brasserie in Rouen

Brasserie Paul

A favourite of artists and philosophers since 1898, this is the classic Rouennaise brasserie. The service is starchy, the drapes are red velvet and the menu features several regional dishes (such as a salad with smo…
Bistro in Rouen

Minute et Mijoté

This smart bistro, with its retro decor, is a long-time favourite dining spot in Rouen. The menu is limited (just two seafood and two meat plates per night on average), but the chef uses quality ingredients, prepare…
Patisserie in Rouen

Dame Cakes

Walk through the historic, early 20th-century facade and you’ll discover a delightfully civilised selection of pastries, cakes and chocolates. From noon to 3pm you can tuck into delicious quiches, gratins and salads…
Bistro in Rouen


This charmingly decorated eatery serves excellent bistro classics (think osso buco, filet of sole, beef tartare), with the day's offerings scribbled on a chalkboard. Grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables on a war…
Modern French in Rouen

La Rose des Vents

Tucked away inside a secondhand shop, this stylish establishment is hugely popular with foodies and hipsters. Patrons rave about the two lunch mains, which change weekly according to what’s available in the market. …
Market in Rouen

Hallettes du Vieux Marché

A small covered market with an excellent fromagerie (cheese shop).
French in Rouen

Made in Normandy

A candle-lit, semi-formal restaurant that serves outstanding French and Norman dishes, including succulent beef, Dieppe-style seafood stew and rich crème brulée.